Saturday, March 17, 2007

Friends don't let friends buy without a REALTOR

I'm amazed that NAR (National Association of Realtors) doesn't spend some of those bazillion dollars to educate the public. I still don't think that people understand that when they buy a house, they need to have a REALTOR representing them. NOT THE REALTOR ON THE SIGN. They need their OWN REALTOR representing their interests, not the sellers. It doesn't cost the buyer ANYTHING to have a REALTOR representing them. The seller pays the REALTOR commissions, not the buyer. When the listing agent sells the home, the REALTOR becomes a "Transaction Broker". This means that the REALTOR represents both sides equally and owes both sides certain duties. I've closed several times (okay, twice) and represented both sides. It's a whole different ballgame. The transaction happened without a hitch and everyone was represented fairly, honestly and with due diligence. I think I am going to specialize in Buyer Agency representation. I have some buyer clients that I'm working with right now. I am loving the challenge of finding the "perfect home". I can't wait until we finally start the negotiating stage of the game. That's when the fun begins. I enjoy the thrill of offer-counteroffer-offer-counteroffer. What a rush. I love that side of the deal! I strongly suggest that if you are considering buying a home, be sure to call me. YOU NEED YOUR OWN BUYERS AGENT WORKING 100% FOR YOU. I will negotiate the very best price, I will make sure the proper inspections are done, I will make sure that all of the paperwork is being done on schedule, I will look out for you, and you alone.

If you know someone that is considering buying a home, please have them call me. I'll be happy to help.
(904) 241-2386 (904) 885-9907

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